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Should have hunted the pike this morning..

binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
Birds were everywhere from 7 AM to 10AM from Ft Pierce to Orlando,must have counted 20 of them.. was hard to keep my eye on the road...foggy all the way up this morning.

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  • MelbourneMarkMelbourneMark Posts: 3,843 Captain
    I used to drive the turnpike and beach line(528) daily for my old job. There is an amazing amount of wildlife on those roads. 528 in particular would have 2 groups of turkeys, about 20 each. And, I would see about 10 deer every morning. Large gators would sit on the shorelines of the ponds. I saw a panther one evening as well.
  • gator4evergator4ever Posts: 2,647 Captain
    It is all due to large private ranches.

    Mostly owned by Sugar cane growers that made millions by the truck load when sugar went sky high in the mid 70s.

    Resmondo
    Wedgeworth
    Mace
    Knight
    Rogers
    Hundley

    They all invested in that area back then.
    "sometimes it's OK just to kill a little time" my grandpa 1972
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    i saw about 7 deer yesterday afternoon feeding about 3 oclock all inside the 3 lakes area along the pike on the way down. No doubt the local wma's benefit from the big ranches
  • FLDXTFLDXT Posts: 2,521 Captain
    gator4ever wrote: »
    It is all due to large private ranches.

    Mostly owned by Sugar cane growers that made millions by the truck load when sugar went sky high in the mid 70s.

    Resmondo
    Wedgeworth
    Mace
    Knight
    Rogers
    Hundley

    They all invested in that area back then.

    Funny how that works. Amazing how you rarely see them along the road near three lakes.
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